Baku, May 18, AZERTAC
Azerbaijani boxers have claimed three golds, three silvers and a bronze medal at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev and his family members watched the final bouts.
Boxer Javid Chalabiyev earned Azerbaijan`s first boxing gold medal in the men`s 60kg weight category. He sealed the medal after beating Iraq`s Ammar Karbalai 5-0 in the final. Kazakh Sultan Zaurbek and Turkmen Hursand Imankuliyev took bronze medals.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the National Olympic Committee Ilham Aliyev presented the medals to the boxers.
The national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was played and the flag was raised in honor of Javid Chalabiyev.
Boxer Teymur Mammadov secured Azerbaijan`s 55th gold medal at the Islamic Solidarity Games as he triumphed in the men's heavy 91kg event.
He defeated Turkish Burak Aksin 3-2 in the final bout. Syrian Eldin Alaa Ghoussoun and Moroccan Abdeljalil Abouhamda scooped bronze medals.
Magomedrasul Majidov bagged Azerbaijan`s third boxing gold medal as he climbed on to the highest platform of the winner`s rostrum in the +91kg division.
He secured the medal thanks to a 4-1 victory over Syrian Manaf Asaad. Jordan`s Hussein Iashaish and Morocco`s Mohammed Arjaoui had to be satisfied with bronze.
Tamerlan Abdullayev captured a silver medal after losing to Uzbek Bobo-Usmon Baturov in the men's 69 kg class final.
Syrian Ahmad Ghosson and Kazakh Ilya Ochkin grabbed bronze medals.
Kamran Shahsuvarli finished second after losing 5-0 to Kazakh Tursynbay Kulahmet in the men`s 75kg final bout. Cameroonian Wilfred Dieudonne Seyi Ntsengue and Moroccan Youness Gharroumi clinched bronze medals.
Azerbaijan`s third boxing silver came from Rauf Rahimov who lost to Turkmenistan`s Arslanbek Achilov in the men`s 81kg final.
Turkey`s Cem Karlidag and Egypt`s Abdelrahman Abdelgawwad captured bronze medals.
Tayfur Aliyev won a bronze medal in the 56kg division.
Azerbaijani boxers ranked first in the overall medal table of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games.
AZERTAG.AZ : Azerbaijani boxers won three golds, three silvers and one bronze at Islamic Solidarity Games
President Ilham Aliyev watched final bouts